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Load shedding plans for Joburg Print E-mail
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Load shedding
When the demand for electricity exceeds the available supply, planned supply interruptions may have to be carried out.
Find out more about load shedding and power alerts.

Plans for Joburg
These are the schedules for proposed load shedding - when needed - for the various areas around Johannesburg.
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THESE are the schedules for proposed loadshedding - when needed - for the various areas around Johannesburg. The loadshedding plan, drawn up by the City of Johannesburg, electricity utility City Power and Eskom, is based on:

  • Power cuts of a longer duration but less frequent
  • Equity (all customers included)
  • Ensuring a high degree of certainty for customers (predictability)
  • Combining both City Power and Eskom supply areas around Johannesburg
  • Ensuring a minimal disruption of major transport corridors
  • Minimising traffic congestion
  • Improving communication and customer understanding
  • Recording all actual load shedding in order to ensure equity in the long run
  • Reviewing these plans monthly

Pre-emptive load shedding matrix
Load shedding Blocks [pdf, 80kb]

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